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Ready for the web trends of 2018?

By Michael Baxter / 7 December 2017

Even though we haven’t quite hit the end of 2017, you could say it’s been an eventful year in the digital work. There have been many progressions in technology and how a website can connect and engage with its customers. So what will be coming next year and more importantly, is your business ready to make use of them? Or will your competition beat you to it? Here are some trends worth looking... more »


Running out of room?

By Michael Baxter / 16 November 2017

Ridgeway Storage has been purpose-built for tradesmen and retail customers in the Taupo area requiring goods such as furniture, boating and other accessories to be stored securely. Owner Kathy Ridge wanted to update their existing website. A new design was required and also a new Content Management System (CMS).


Where are all the good houses?

By Michael Baxter / 7 November 2017

Find Me Property take the stress out of property buying.  They provide an alternative option for home buyers in which they do the hard work while buyers sit back and enjoy the fantastic results.  Owner Carla came to Utopia needing a website for her new business. A Content Management System (CMS) was required so staff could easily update the site.  Bespoke development was also necessary to provide a web application to manage property owners, buyers and agents.


How sustainable are you?

By Michael Baxter / 14 October 2017

Sustain and Enable is an Environmental Social Enterprise – a business set up to design and enable environmentally sustainable projects for the benefit of the planet and provide goods and services to individuals and organisations that enhance and encourage sustainable living best practice. The owner Kyle came to Utopia through Business Network International (BNI). He wanted a website to showcase their services to the community.  A Content Management System (CMS) was also required so staff could easily update the site. The CMS platform chosen for this project was CMS Made Simple.


Do you need an SSL Certificate?

By Michael Baxter / 2 October 2017

Have you received an email from Google recommending your website has an SSL Certificate? If so, what are they and do you need one? Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, sometimes called digital certificates, are used to establish an encrypted connection between a browser or user's computer and a website. The SSL connection protects sensitive data, such as credit card information, exchanged ... more »


Time to check the gig guide?

By Michael Baxter / 20 September 2017

The Mutes (from mars) is a unique professional rock band that draws on the creativity and passion of a group of incredible musicians, writers and performers who have a range of social and learning disabilities. Band representative Stuart wanted their existing website moved onto a Content Management System so they could easily make updates to the site themselves.


Are you plugged in?

By Michael Baxter / 6 September 2017

Auckland Electrical Solutions prides itself on providing professional and trusted electrical services based on old-fashioned values.  They had branding but only a simple landing page. The owner Steve wanted a new website to showcase their commercial and maintenance services across Auckland.


How is your fire protection?

By Michael Baxter / 10 August 2017

Firestop Centre brings together Passive Fire Protection products from a range of manufacturers and shows in one easy process all the compliant systems that will work for your particular situation. Business owner Graham needed a new website created to allow partners and product installers to quickly get access to technical data sheets. A Content Management System (CMS) was also required so staff could easily keep the site up-to-date.